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video Eyeing the stars: Ethiopia's space programme
Eyeing the stars: Ethiopia's space programme

High above the crowded streets of Addis Ababa sit two metal domes housing telescopes, each a metre in diameter. Operational…

Unlikeliest space bid on planet

High above the streets of Addis Ababa, among fields where farmers lead oxen dragging wooden ploughs, sits Ethiopia's space…

Nasa takes out-of-this-world selfie

Nasa's Curiosity rover used its inbuilt 'selfie stick' to capture this 360 degree image of itself sitting in the Marias…

Strange but true

A new study out of the US has shown women who have just one drink a day are at a heightened risk of alcohol-related cancer…

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Raw: Zoo announces birth of snow leopard cubs video Raw: Zoo announces birth of snow leopard cubs

The Chicago Zoological Society on Friday announced…

Ex-prep school senior acquitted of felony rape video Ex-prep school senior acquitted of felony rape

A former senior at a New Hampshire prep school has…

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The world will not end next month
The world will not end next month

NASA forced to deny claims sweeping the internet that an asteroid will strike Earth next month wreaking widespread devastation…

Neil Armstrong's spacesuit gets a new 'leap' on life
video Neil Armstrong's spacesuit gets a new 'leap' on life

The Smithsonian's first shot at online crowdfunding ends after raising a hefty $719,779 (USD) (approx. $1,090,359 NZD) to…

Aurora's colourful veil over Earth
Aurora's colourful veil over Earth

Nasa astronaut Scott Kelly shares this image of an aurora lighting up the Earth's horizon.

Did Elon Musk build a space programme?
Did Elon Musk build a space programme?

Even though it's difficult and can feel unnatural, we should try our best to understand causality as a chain.

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Space probe tracks comet on run past Sun
Space probe tracks comet on run past Sun

The European space probe Rosetta captured a range of scientific data yesterday as it trailed an ancient…

Giant leaf for mankind

These are the salad days of scientific research on the International Space Station - for the first time astronauts munched…

Kiwi rocket firm launches prices

Auckland-based Rocket Lab has released details of prices and the online booking system for carrying "nanosatellites" into…

Challenger, Columbia wreckage on public display

NASA is offering up wreckage from the Challenger and Columbia for public view after hiding it from the world for decades…

Kiwi firm Rocket Lab in Nasa deal
Kiwi firm Rocket Lab in Nasa deal

Kiwi firm Rocket Lab says a deal it has signed with Nasa will give it scope to launch in a wider variety…

Dying star's final moments captured

The death throes of this star have been captured in an image thanks to the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope.

Pluto discoveries 'mind-blowing': scientists

Scientist say new discoveries have been mind-blowing and they have named one of Pluto's mountain ranges after Sir Edmund…

Kiwi's stunning astronomy photo

See the stunning photo shot by Aucklander Amit Kamble which was named Nasa Astronomy Picture of the Day earlier this week…

New planet 'a second home'

Nasa has found a twin Earth orbiting a star like the sun in the Milky Way which scientists say "would feel a lot like home"…

Earth 2.0: Life on another planet?
Earth 2.0: Life on another planet?

Kepler 452b is so remarkable because it orbits its star at about the same distance that Earth orbits…

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